What is the Board's Role?

The Board of Directors is the legal representative of the member/owners and, as such, is responsible for the overall wellbeing of Syracuse Real Food Co-op (SRFC). The Board exercises its authority through its relationship with the General Manager, whom it hires and monitors. All of the Board's expectations and requirements for the General Manager's performance are clearly stated in the Board's written policies. By verifying that the General Manager remains in compliance with the Board's policies, and by shaping and supporting the cooperative’s strategic plan, the Board works to achieve our Ends Policy: to be a “sustainable, thriving cooperative commerce in our local community centered on an excellent grocery store, built upon participation and ownership.”

What the Board Does Not Do

The Board does not involve itself in operational details. We do not make decisions about what we stock, the specifics of personnel issues, or the design of the store. The Board governs by declaring, through its policies, the results it wants and the actions it wants the General Manager to avoid while achieving those results

About SRFC

Syracuse Real Food Co-op is a New York cooperative corporation, operating a retail natural food grocery store on Kensington Road. For more than 40 years, SRFC has brought sustainably sourced, organically produced foods to Syracuse through a community owned market. Today, we are proud to partner with over 70 New York State producers as well as a growing number of cooperative businesses.

Click to view the Board's Policies and the Coop's Bylaws.

Please note that we have a limited budget for donations. We give consideration to nonsectarian,
nonpartisan organizations and events that fit the following criteria:

  • Focus on the community or environment;
  • Food and/or food education related; or
  • Involved with a neighborhood served by Syracuse Real Food Cooperative
  • Not for Profit
  • Does not conflict with the mission or policies of the Syracuse Real Food Cooperative
  • Recognizes Syracuse Real Food Co-op's contribution

Contributions are awarded based on the above criteria at the discretion of the Marketing and
Member Services Coordinator and will be considered in the order that they are received. Food,
product or store credit donations are favored over cash contributions.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered. If you have any questions,
please contact Don DeVeau at (315) 472-1385 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Syracuse Real Food Co-op is offering local nonprofit groups a chance to share in the Wednesday gross sales of the Co-op.

Please note that we have a limited budget for donations. We give consideration to nonsectarian,
nonpartisan organizations and events that fit the following criteria:

  • Focus on the community or environment;
  • Food and/or food education related; or
  • Involved with a neighborhood served by Syracuse Real Food Cooperative
  • Not for Profit
  • Does not conflict with the mission or policies of the Syracuse Real Food Cooperative
  • Recognizes Syracuse Real Food Co-op's contribution

Contributions are awarded based on the above criteria at the discretion of the Marketing and
Member Services Coordinator and will be considered in the order that they are received. Food,
product or store credit donations are favored over cash contributions.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered. If you have any questions,
please contact Don DeVeau at (315) 472-1385 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to fill out the 1% Wednesday Donation Application

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Location

618 Kensington Road
Syracuse, New York 13210
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Contact

Phone: (315) 472-1385
Fax: (315) 422-9021
Email Us

Store Hours

Open 7 days a week
8 am - 9 pm
Closed on some holidays, please call

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